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and there are. this is the bones. among. residents of eastern ukraine are stunned by the army's relentless assault which has killed over one hundred civilians within the space of a single week. also in the week's top stories russian trucks bringing tons of aid to besieged downscale after over a week long hold all but the border between monetary and mission being quickly dumbed down invasion by the west's. calls for justice over the killing of an unarmed black teenager in the u.s. city of ferguson replied to with tear gas and rubber bullets even journalists were harassed by the security forces. john said what's the reason for ordering the press
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out what's the reason for going to run the president your president. about barak beheading of an american journalist by a radicalized britain join the islamic state highlights the threat of the this massive p.r. campaign and. you welcome to the weekly here on r t international wrap up of the top stories from the past seven days and right up to the moment developments as well my names you know neal. we begin in eastern ukraine where a family of three helping kill during shelling of residential areas in donetsk the army is tightening its grip around one of the country's largest cities and yet another attempt to seize it from government fighters a mother
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a father on their eleven year old daughter were running to a shelter when the. bombing becomes a rocket landed next to them on the street some forty people have been killed and that's this week alone the shells hit apartment buildings hospitals and churches fall asleep brings us to. your this is how independence day is being marked here in donetsk massive shelling particularly in the eastern part of the city as you can see there's something like thirteen fires that have broken out in the city just over here they some smoke where our house has been hit knife we walk in here you can actually see that what was part of the market i think has been destroyed i mean the windows all blown away and you can see a lot of the mentioned dice on the ground the scary part about being here right now is that you can actually smell in the air this burning. these little bits of universities that it goes against the idea that if you know this is now the same too often it square in the early hours of sunday morning the local county hospital
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was hit they were at least five more were fired at the local morgue. and this is a very different mood to what oh it was hard to manage you know we're not a problem in the square people showing their support for russia. right. here in lenin square people are setting out to show that it was by his continuing military offensive they will remain resolute core to see our team you have to make eastern ukraine. also locals in the neighboring city of the galaxy nowhere is safe from the army shelling with residential areas coming under fire daily ortiz refinished reports from the embattled city of course. the devastation of we worried shelling we were here last fall days ago and we've returned to find guns bare in the scars of sustained attack kiev is calling this
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a full on assault the final stage of its military operation and the fact it's having the locals is all too clear every day residential areas of the city of look on sky being targeted fortunately when this five story apartment building was hit no word was heard by the time had happened almost all of the residents have already fled minutes later we come across two of the handful of people still living here and they're clearly terrified that. so. many of those still here high the elderly hold to seek to leave without saddam again like elenor they're forced to take shelter in their basements when the shelling begins they do as they're dug did you look out at me mohammad got children
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look at the large media i don't know what they're all eventually they're your buddies i am the one it across the globe then you point out of. the real fear for the couple barbara i know but did you know they don't know but i'm hanging in the boat but it really angered her i was there although this is the scene in lugansk central market it was hit on monday but the smell of burning still nikon's having only air out on the street in the line of fire this is a ghost city market and mon cher move here because. this is. we rush to the terrorist bomb shelter you know the basement the. candles can still be found in the shops and they've become crucial in a city without electricity. just about to start with another piece of her. show was just mears away from us the near constant
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bombardment is taking its toll on locals who have. no idea who are. the tory tells us she has little choice but to state what you usually only a couple. not of general blum who could be thousands of refugees have pulled out of the guns to escape the recent shelling and even if this turns out to be the final assault on the city as the government in kiev claims the effects of this is stained five thousand will be felt by civilians here for many years to come. or if notion r.t. in lugansk ukraine. after weeks without food and water a russian aid convoy this week finally reached desperate ukrainians who lying down to get basic supplies the aid convoys now back in russia after on loading tons of russians and also vital medicines in less than twenty four hours two hundred eighty
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trucks in all made their way through war torn eastern ukraine after being stalled at the border for over a week here was reluctant to let the column through citing a lack of proper checks and documentation the international red cross said it was disappointed with the delay when the aid was so desperately. the i.c.r.c. regrets that customs inspector inspections as agreed to between the russian federation and ukrainian authorities where delayed by the ukrainian authorities the situation there is dire. we found water. without electricity without supplies. and cut off from the rest of the world and with measures to add central infrastructure. the spy for humanitarian mission the west quickly suggested be a column was
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a russian invasion on the histeria was found by headlines like these comparing the convoy to a trojan horse and even saying that the trucks were really artillery units the following was an example of the reaction to those accusations they had really off the scale isn't it because it seems ok for the western powers to bomb sovereign states for humanitarian reasons but it's not ok for russia to say did a humanitarian aid convoy if russia did invade the ukraine we know well about it wouldn't we the ukrainian were not allowed this convoy is pretty clear they're going to find any excuse to stop it from going through and as they were doing this people are being killed to die in the east of ukraine and that really is outrageous the double standards here this is the pinnacle of hypocrisy there it's clear that there is no invasion it's clear that the convoy is purely humanitarian and it's clear that the arrival of the convoy has a point underscored to the rest of the world that there is no invasion that the
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only people suffering here are the peaceful people in eastern europe tension from this to some sort of hypocritical talk of russian invasion the international red cross has joined the search for understand in a russian photo journalist who disappeared in ukraine almost three weeks ago the spot an international outcry his whereabouts remain unknown and kiev insists there's no information the un the e.u. various rights groups and journalists around the globe are all demanding kiev secure his release thirty three year old stan and has worked for many international news organizations such as reuters and the associated press this is what his mother had to say. he's the most in the done decoupage. you know sit down with a good mom would be school the school didn't. get to get a. look at the mules because ever for the day it could be.
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heavily armed units armored vehicles not a war zone but the streets of the u.s. city of ferguson where protesters calling for justice for a team shot dead by the police have been met by security forces wielding tear gas and rubber bullets i prayed over michael brown's killing has echoed all across the country as marina porton i reports. unrest driven by anger over michael brown's death carried on for a second week demonstrators on the streets of ferguson once again met with tear gas rubber bullets and flash grenades freedom of the press was also under threat as our own correspondent was engulfed in a cloud of tear gas so right now you can see behind me look they're firing this is either tear gas all are small cannons that have also been used throughout these
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nights oh our wait let's go let's go. guys here gets right to the states if i could say oh my god i did other reporters faced death threats from police. oh yes i have i have here. in the seat louis city the first amendment was confined to a media pan and at least six journalist were arrested for attempting to do their job health insurance what's the reason for ordering the press out what's the real motoring are about throwing a great look at your breast and i did not take out i actually take your bar where are all the ribs on the back of the troika the way my photos was still calling in or walking with very little saw code for all the photos photos and butts of the office on trial it's decided that's going to be good enough he decided that we've got to handcuff the real brawl to. roughly two hundred ten people have reportedly been arrested since the august tenth protest began including nineteen year old
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holocaust survivor hedy epstein police has and try to incite the people in ferguson of the people that come to the demonstrations. so if they become by the more violent then the police will become even more violent that will be their excuse criticism surrounding heavy handed police tactics deepened wednesday when a few miles from ferguson another black man who allegedly shoplifted from a store was shot dead by white police officers may powell was brandishing. a knife but instead of using a taser or other nonfatal methods cops fired nine shots into the twenty five year old the militarization of america's law enforcement has made front page news around the world critics say arming local cops with war weapons fuels a more aggressive type of policing that lacks accountability the ugly images of america's militarized police and beating our people in the streets and riot. troops
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and soldiers in the military on his own citizens has woken the world up that america speaks with a four tone by the end of the week police clashes and protests decreased significantly as temperatures in ferguson have around thirty seven degrees celsius meanwhile the st louis grand jury has already begun hearing evidence to determine if ferguson officer darren wilson should be charged with the death of michael brown a decision is expected in october but the makeup of the jury may give night a wave of backlash to see nine white people and only three black people were chosen as jurors the on even representation may spark a new feeling of injustice causing the public to accuse the process of being bias in a poor nial r.t. ferguson in new york several thousand people gathered to protest against police violence. those were the last words
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of garner a forty three year old died when officers wrestled him to the ground and held him in a stranglehold he and michael bronner two of six young black men died at the hands of police this year meanwhile it's been revealed that u.s. army has been given the green light to use lethal force against civilians to prevent the rest from escalating into full scale science. right a document has recently come to light which describes the use of snipers small arms fire aircraft and even indirect artillery fire to crack down on what's the scribed on really crowds one parts of the document stressed the need to exploit the psychological effect of such a lethal response an activist who was arrested in ferguson says officers have changed the rules of engagement to make it easier to one cuff peaceful protesters the police came out of and arrested us including coming into the crowd and dragging
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myself but another first an hour and then captain ron johnson pointed at the pool but then said these two get heavier charges not just you know you're to do for there is great worry about people here continuing to stand up and demand justice and that's why the police rules and regulations are changed right now people can't congregate anywhere they have to keep moving in the protests and if they are not walking fast enough in the protests there you know they get threatened with arrest people who go up to cops and go and don't you get accused of rowdy provocative behavior and in some cases arrest and that reflects fear not only on the part of the local authorities but on the part of the whole system oh people being subjected to abuse which is the nature and why thing it's not just here in ferguson and they are afraid but the defiant spirit of the youth in ferguson could infect people all . across the u.s. . another
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story of over the top police actions at this time in europe coming up after a short break. those who want to get involved to stop isis in iraq are allied with us to be doing everything we can to support the free syrian opposition who will continue to provide military assistance and advice to the iraqi government and kurdish forces as they battle these terrorists. it's like you know when the bullets to stop. because it's like duck duck duck
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that's a backpack that got a car loan so it's it's almost like there's a beat the bill and then you just see the big sound it's like a bass. line marinated in the financial world. to see these developments cannot stop because the defense only takes no demand for credit is not going to get any economic benefit in life there are. folks. welcome back the world was left in shock this week by the barbarous to capitation of an american journalist by jihad this from the islamic state before being executed he was forced to deny his country's recent earth strikes on islam fighters
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to the horror was the realisation that the man holding the blade was actually a radical life person that you had a soul so threaten to kill another captured u.s. journalist if america continues its operation the islamic states p.r. campaign is having an impact not only in the u.k. but right across europe. takes up the story. the hardest of these lawmakers state to use all the west can offer to spread their message and not to hollywood in this hour long film featuring slow motion explosions you watch the soldiers digging their own graves and the catchy title the claiming of the swords for. these lawmakers state has flooded social media with videos of their sadistic and they were very sternly more sure of many iraqi soldiers fled their post apparently aware of what their fate would be if they were captured while on duty. the islamic state has launched a sophisticated social media application which allows them to use their followers
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accounts to send out centrally written updates thousands of already downloaded the sample occasion released simultaneously their messages swamp social media it gives isis a far larger online reach than their own accounts would otherwise allow not only images of beheadings that militants distribute to social media but also skillfully edited promo videos showing their soft side in this one jihad is are handing out ice cream to kids another video shows an islamic state militant visiting his fellow fighters in hospital with an encouraging message. to the best medium for example needs all the living the usual in few years these people are able to carry arms and they will be voted he will be implemented with this violent pursuit of their goal isis is also working to recruit young people all over the world
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bragging about their advances leaflets like these are spread through social media sometimes their call for martyrdom comes with a nod to popular video games like call of duty some of the images look like postcards with his story gear appeals sites in the background jihadi sympathizers or even calling for people to join the islamic state on the street. it's of london . using. terms of advertisement very well islamic state finders post photos of their day to day life on social media my first time writes one british jihadi underneath a facebook photograph of his bloody tent apparently after killing someone first of many writes a friend after images with severed heads some post pictures of their cats. state is even promoting a hipster variation of a jihadi this is a law school graduate from cairo who before joining the isis was apparently preoccupied with his body having posted a series of photos in
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a gym their recruitment propaganda targets young people those who use modern gadgets who play video games and watch hollywood movies and those who are perhaps going through an identity crisis of some sort in this self promotion the islamic state has gone farther than any other jihad is in washington i'm going to check on r.t. . the islamic state was denounced even by al qaida for being too brutal but the merciless killers do have their achilles' heel hit seems in the form of female kurdish soldiers they are ready to take on these lama seeking to avenge the thousands of women captured and executed by the islamic state and for the harvest the female fighters pose a very specific threat. they believe that if you're killed by a woman there's no place in heaven for you here's a video of some of the volunteers joining the all female units they train with and fight alongside me. at least ten people were injured
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five of them seriously when mounted riot police charged at demonstrators in sweden on saturday police horses trample several people while one man was hit by a van several people were arrested it occurred when a planned rally against the far right party spiraled out of control in the city of model with clashes erupting between police and protesters fifteen hundred activists had gathered to disrupt a speech by the leader of the swedish nazi party tension mounted firecrackers and smoke bombs were thrown the on rest comes ahead of the country's parliamentary vote on the chairman of the communist party of sweden told us that in his country police can do what it likes i have seen many protests against the new nazis groups three or four months. the police don't want to you know this kind of role is to be disturbed. in the momo case at least ten people ended up in
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a hospital do you believe that the police will be held accountable for their actions and. is sweden no never a police accountable for these sorts of things we have seen situations similar to do. several times no. and. russia is important certain european foods in response to western sanctions has triggered concern right across the continent. in spain farmers to crates of fruit on flags venting their anger across some producers there are bracing for a sharp drop in prices due to the recently imposed russian embargo trade union see this fall to mean sickness. job losses it's not just a concern for spanish farmers. and russia which i think well for exams to the sanctions people every person needs to know nobody explains to farmers what's happening they don't know what the future will hold right now we have no other
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market to send their produce to apart from the russian one i really disagree with the use decision to impose these sanctions on russia it was a big mistake because we never had any problems with russia. listen we're broke we've come to a dead end nobody cares about us except called nobody cares how much money we need how are we going to survive. the e.u. is planning to kushan the blow with up to one hundred twenty five million euro in compensation for producers the numbers however show this is only a drop in the ocean as the cost to the worst hit nations is expected to be around nine times that amount. wiki leaks call founder julian assange has dropped another bombshell this week but his latest revelation was an evolving espionage or government misdeeds but actually concerned his two year voluntary confinement in the ecuadorian embassy in london. but.
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the. the british authorities are threatening to extradite assam's to sweden the moment he steps outside the embassy he's wanted there over ickes ations of sexual assault with a whistleblower denies the allegations and fears that he will end up in the hands of the u.s. which is hunting him in connection with his revelations so why would he leave not according to his associates it's due to a new law that bans extradition without charges. what's happened here which hasn't been widely reported but is certainly important is that the laws changed regarding the european arrest warrant the laws changed in the sense that no one no one now in britain can be extradited against their will to a country without being charged and of course as everybody knows what's significant about julian assange has difficulty with is that he's never been charged i kind of prefer that he is raise or leave the embassy as soon as the police presence here is called off and the u.k. has already decided to give him safe passage to ecuador. which of course the i hope
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lies through accordance to international agreements that they have signed the polls have closed in up council as the nation chooses a new leader who will inherit a legacy of years of rampant corruption that's brought the country to the brink but a lot of reports from the scene for r.t. this election is seen as a race between two main contenders on the one hand there's the opposition leader of the protests the spring while on the other there's the loyal soldier of the old president and seen this is successor the security services minister they've both got very similar programs they both promise to lift the country out the poverty to utilize its tremendous resources and to secure more international recognition for this tiny caucasian state as you can see the ballot boxes being empty behind. they will be counted into the night the turnout has been in this polling station of the
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seventeen percent of registered voters the dogs opposed across the country more than fifty percent turns out so this election by the country's laws is considered legitimate now it's no surprise the residents of the high turnout given the need up to this early election the president puts out that after a series of protests the spring protest against corruption protest against rob and years of broken promises. next here in our t.v. latest episode of the news team on for u.k. viewers this are special report battle for the birthday. just the other week on the program we discussed how it's technically legal but not
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very motivating to impose a curfew on to minors but now that adults are protesting in ferguson missouri the government is placing a curfew on them i'd like to make a small speculation warning this curfew is probably an excuse to break up the protesters once you disperse angry people a lot of their energy to protest is also dispersed but let's think about this if you take a look at the constitution there are two effective hours listed it doesn't say works from nine to five minutes just because crowd control the darkness is much more difficult and scary for the police doesn't mean that your ability to protest vanishes along with the sun in the evening regardless of whether you agree with the protesters or whether you agree with the idea of protesting at night or not i think is beyond question that you cannot impose a curfew on adults in the united states just because the last two presidencies have used the constitution as toilet paper does not make it somehow invalid at night but that's just my opinion.
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i was taught in medical school that vaccines are safe and they're affected i had no reason to believe other whoops my daughter's name or she was beautiful and perfect . happy. facts and the food and drug administration centers for disease control and prevention are recommending the use of that vaccine for. something. happen i'm victoria stop reading history it's a beautiful vaccine it's safe the fact that it doesn't matter what people say it really doesn't matter what people's opinions are all you have to do is look at the data i have a child and i follow through. and i am interested they are saying that some people ethically can be sacrificed. for the greater. good.

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